“An outstanding supporting ensemble kicks things up another notch. Though all are solid, Don Nguyen stands out as a bottledup Japanese pitcher, particularly at the start of Act 3 as he explains why he doesn`t speak English.”
– Bob Fischbach, Omaha World Herald

“Don Nguyen is a standout as Takeshi Kawabata, the intensely reserved Japanese pitcher. Picked on and passed off by the other teammates for the ill-assumed language gap, Nguyen shines when he speaks about his languages, Japanese and English”
– Rachel Buttner, The Reader


“Also notable are two hilarious novelty numbers: Dutch Haling as Papp Finn, growling about “Guv’ment,” and Don Nguyen as a young fool enthusing about the glories of ‘Arkansas.’ They’re excellent character actors as well”
– Bob Fischbach, Omaha World Herald

“Don Nguyen got some of the night’s biggest laughs playing several characters. His Young Fool from Arkansas was especially appealing.”
– Tim McMahon, Daily Nonpareil


“Nguyen strikes the right note as John…Wassem and Nguyen stay right with each other through Mamet’s rapid-fire dialogue…Nguyen’s silence in response is also striking, an example of what a good actor can do with no lines at all.”
– John Keenan , Omaha World Herald


“Nguyen, in the role made famous by Yul Brynner, is razor sharp – sharp enough to make 40-year-old dialogue as fresh and funny as last week’s “Will & Grace.” Nguyen’s delivery and timing consistently drew bursts of laughter from a preview audience of 60 last weekend.”
– Bob Fischbach, Omaha World Herald

“Nguyen’s timing wins more laughs than Yul Brynner’s king could imagine. Yet he does justice to the monarch’s complexity as he struggles with the modern world represented by Anna.”
– Warren Franke, Daily Nonpareil

“Watching Nguyen stomp around, feign understanding and manipulate the people and situations around him is the best time you’re going to have this month. He should get a TAG award for this performance, as I think it’s some of his finest work.”
– Julien Fielding, PerformanceOmaha


“Don Nguyen, as that victim, is as nasty as you could wish for playing a sadistic knife-wielder, yet minutes earlier he’s a stitch as a zealous cemetery guard wielding a tennis racket like a sword in “Shakespeare Lives” by Mark Harvey Levine.”
– Bob Fischbach, Omaha World Herald


“Beth Weindel, as Sylvia, and Don Nguyen, as Mickey, give gutsy, wrenching performances that are convincing not only in their portrayal of fear and anger, but also in showing the complexity of twisted love that keeps the abuse going. Fight scenes are harrowing and must leave the two actors bruised and spent. ”
– Bob Fischbach, Omaha World Herald

“The result is a fascinating performance. Nguyen appears to be anything but physically intimidating (here both Carlson and Link tower over him). But from the beginning, when Mickey charms both Sylvia and the audience with his self-effacing intelligence, Nguyen uses his voice and body to convey a need for control that turns terrifying when his capacity for brutality is revealed. Most “evil husband” portrayals are exactly that, but Schweiger and Nguyen keep Mickey human, which makes him all the more creepy.”
– Meg Arader, The Reader


“Don Nguyen is terrific as poker-faced, manipulating Bob….”
– Bob Fischbach, Omaha World Herald